Caitlin Clark Declares For WNBA Draft

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BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA - FEBRUARY 22: Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes dribbles the ball in the first half against the Indiana Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on February 22, 2024 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Clark is expected to be the No. 1 pick.

Presumptive women's National Player of the Year and No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft Caitlin Clark has officially declared that she will enter the draft pool. "It is impossible to fully express my gratitude to everyone who has supported me during my time at Iowa," Clark wrote on social media. Clark will close out her career with a final regular-season game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. However, her career will still include another Big Ten tournament and a NCAA Tournament. Iowa will likely enter the conference tournament as the second seed after Ohio State captured the regular season title earlier this week.

Furthermore, this now means that Clark will have around 10 games left in her career. This is providing a run to the National Championship. As a result, she can continue adding to her record-setting scoring legacy. Clark is 18 points shy of breaking Pete Maravich's all-NCAA scoring record of 3,667. Looking past the season-ending game against Ohio State, Clark could break the all-level women's college record. That was set in the pre-NCAA AIAW by Pearl Moore.

Caitlin Clark's Last Dance Generating Huge Ticket Prices

Elsewhere, the final regular-season home game for Caitlin Clark at Iowa has shattered ticket price records for both NCAA WBB and WNBA games. Per Vivid Seats, the most expensive ticket for Iowa-Ohio State this weekend comes in at an eye-watering $5,199. The lowest available tickets will set fans back $408. When Clark broke the NCAA women's scoring record against Michigan earlier this month, tickets were $337.

Clark turned 22 in February 2024. She is part of the final class of players who can declare for a fifth year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been one of the best, if not the best, players in women's college basketball during her time at Iowa. She won National Player of the Year last year. She was second in scoring average as well as first in assists and made threes. She currently leads the nation in scoring this season as well.

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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.